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Age Friendly Owensboro/Daviess County

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Introducing the Owensboro/Daviess County Age-Friendly Community

Owensboro/Daviess County has been designated as an AARP Age-Friendly Community. This means that City/County officials, business leaders, and residents have created a home that is accessible, supportive, and welcoming to individuals of all ages.

You can help support making your community more age-friendly by taking a few minutes today to complete this community survey, HERE.
Or - scan this QR code with your mobile device to add your voice!

The community survey seeks to understand how and in what is needed in Owensboro/Daviess County. Community participation is vital! Your feedback will help to move further toward meeting the needs of the aged and aging residents of Owensboro/Daviess County with each individual’s quality of life at the forefront of our focus.

Thank you in advance for your participation and partnership!

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities serves as a catalyst to educate local leaders (both elected officials and engaged residents) and encourage them to implement the types of changes that make communities more livable for people of all ages, especially older adults. The network provides cities, towns, counties and states with the resources to become more age-friendly by tapping into national and global research, planning models and best practices. The work that happens within the network — which is a program within the larger AARP Livable Communities initiative — is hands-on and locally determined and directed.

The common thread among the enrolled communities and states is the belief that the places where we live are more livable, and better able to support people of all ages, when local leaders commit to improving the quality of life for the very young, the very old, and everyone in between. AARP engages with elected officials, partner organizations and local leaders to guide communities through the age-friendly network’s assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation processes.

People of all ages benefit from the adoption of policies and programs that make neighborhoods walkable, feature transportation options, enable access to key services, provide opportunities to participate in community activities, and support housing that’s affordable and adaptable. Well-designed, age-friendly communities foster economic growth and make for happier, healthier residents of all ages.

Creating Community Is an Ongoing Process
Just because the work never ends doesn’t mean the work isn’t getting done — and succeeding. It is! As models used by Cities of Service and AARP demonstrate, change is about a continuing cycle of improvement.


A Better Place to Live, Work, and Play at any age.
Livable Owensboro/Daviess County is dedicated to making the region more inclusive and respectful of all ages. Our population is growing older—and fast. Every day across the country, 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65. And this new demographic reality as an opportunity. It means region has a new, growing resource—people with career expertise, lived experience, buying power and diverse skills and interests. And it means it’s time for us to take action. A region that’s more accessible and welcoming is one that’s better for older people—and better for everyone.

Learn more about the AARP Age-Friendly Network (here) and resources available for your community.


About AARP Kentucky
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